WASHINGTON - With gas prices soaring, it's time to separate fact from fiction when it comes to automotive maintenance.
Myth: Change your oil every 3,000 miles . Fact: For most cars, changing it every 7,000 miles will keep your car running
Myth: Let your car warm up before driving it in cold weather Fact: Idling engines take longer to warm up, so feel free to start the engine and head right out.
Myth: Fuel additives are good for the engine Fact: Most gas already has additives, so putting in more is like rubbing two bars of soap together.
For a complete list of car facts and myths, check out Cracked.com.
Follow WTOP on Twitter.
(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)
"Sulu" weighs in on the actor filling his shoes in the new "Star Trek."
Morgan Freeman can't stay awake during a TV interview. (Video)
Star-studded event raises millions for AIDS research. (Photos)
Clothes have a starring role at the Cannes Film Festival. (Photos)